I've been suspended from my employer pending an investigation of unethical business practices and conduct. Should I get a lawyer?
State/Country relating to question: Arizona
Thank you for your question. I will do my best to assist you with your concerns. If you would like me to clarify my answer, I will be happy to do so.To answer your question directly, if there is a possibility of criminal charges or a civil suit against you by the employer, obtaining counsel is extremely important. Getting an attorney as a means of convincing the employer to drop the investigation is not a good investment because an employer is free to investigate and ultimately choose to terminate if they so wish, but if there is possible fallout to you directly, or if their investigation against you has merit (I do not know, simply stating it as a possibility), then an attorney will be your best ability to protect your rights and protect you from further outside adverse action.Hope that helps.
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